Heart & Vascular Center Holiday Party, 2019

Every office holiday party captures a theme of togetherness simply through its existence and its attendance. But the year-end celebration thrown last week by UI Health Care’s Heart and Vascular Center (HVC) across the noon hour worked in a second theme of generosity. Members of the HVC, from administrators and front-line staff to surgeons, nurses, […]

Alvarez, Hodgson-Zingman named to Heart and Vascular Center leadership

Paulino Alvarez, MD, has accepted the position of Interim Director of the Cardiomyopathy Section, effective July 1. Alvarez graduated from the Universidad René Favaloro Medical School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He completed an internal medicine residency at Instituto Universitario CEMIC in Buenos Aires, and a cardiology residency at Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martin, […]

Heart Failure in the Heartland, 10/12/18

The last couple weeks provided a wealth of proof that University of Iowa Health Care is the leading provider of cardiac care in the state and region. First came the story that Iowa continues to lead in repair of leaky valves with its use of the new MitraClip. One of our interventional cardiologists, Dr. Sidakal […]

Heart Failure in the Heartland, 10/12 & 13

The full name for this year was the 9th Annual Heart Failure in the Heartland: Healing Hearts, Changing Lives Symposium, and just as with last year’s symposium, organizers represented as diverse a coalition as the event’s attendees. Faculty from four different departments within the Carver College of Medicine and the University of Iowa Hospitals and […]

Echocardiography Laboratory Earns Reaccreditation

The Echocardiography Laboratory at University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center has received a three-year term of accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in the areas of adult transthoracic, adult transesophageal, and adult stress echocardiography. IAC accreditation means the Echocardiography Laboratory has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be […]

Heart Failure in the Heartland Symposium Highlights, 10/13-14, 2016

Two days is barely enough to cover a fraction of the facets surrounding one of the world’s leading causes of death. The University of Iowa’s Heart and Vascular Center, together with the Department of Internal Medicine, hosted its eighth annual gathering to address as much as they could. This was the second year that it […]

UIHC’s Heart and Vascular Center Town Hall, 7/15/16

Last week, providers and administrators gathered in the Medical Alumni Auditorium for updates on the good work, the progress, and the road ahead for the UIHC’s Heart and Vascular Center (HVC), in which many Internal Medicine members play a significant role. Cathy Pierce, Chief of Operations at the HVC, guided the attendees through a summary […]

Math professor counts on UI for innovative cardiac procedure

Roseanne Wolf is well-schooled on how the heart works. The 31-year-old earned a PhD in applied mathematics at the University of Iowa in 2012, and her doctoral research focused on the mathematical modeling of cardiomyocytes—the cells that make up heart muscle. Despite her academic background and knowledge, Roseanne could not have guessed that cardiac function […]

Electrophysiology Lab Names Medical Director

Prashant Bhave, MD, has been named Medical Director of the UI Heart and Vascular Center’s EP Lab. Dr. Bhave will spearhead initiatives under the guidance of Michael Giudici, MD, Director of the Section of Electrophysiology. Drs. Bhave and Giudici are joined by a talented provider team consisting of Drs. Alex Mazur, Denice Hodgson Zingman, Rick […]